Thyroid Eye Disease Sufferers Who Smoke More Likely to Need Surgery

A study found thyroid eye disease sufferers who were also smokers were more likely to need strabismus surgery, used to correct misalignment of the eyes, according to findings published in Ophthalmology.

Of 425 patients researchers looked at, 89 percent reported smoking at some point, and 52 percent were active smokers. Researchers found 26 percent of smokers underwent strabismus surgery, while only 14 percent of nonsmokers did.

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